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Five myths about marriage and divorce

January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

Shall we be exclusive?

The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.

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Managing the managers

The 22 October the second annual The Lawyer Management conference will take place. With sessions on financial trends, knowledge management, HR, real estate strategy and risk, it’s a must-attend for managing partners and senior operations people in law firms. The future of the law is here. How helpful is your KM? Susan Maher, marketing and […]

Eversheds ranked at number 14 in Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index

Eversheds has been ranked at number 14 in Acritas’s Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index 2014, which is compiled from data derived from 1,185 interviews with respondents in $1bn-plus revenue organisations across the world, who have senior responsibility for buying legal services. All interviews were conducted by telephone in local languages across 55 countries between October […]

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Latham triumphs in London Metal Exchange Court of Appeal hearing

Latham & Watkins has won a Court of Appeal hearing for the London Metal Exchange (LME) against Marcfarlanes client Rusal, finding that the exchange had acted fairly and lawfully in imposing new requirements for warehouses. The Russian metal giant scored a victory in March 2014 when the High Court ruled that the LME should have […]

Graduates and students set to showcase work at Collyer Bristow Gallery

New graduates and students from Middlesex University and Goldsmiths, University of London, will be showcasing their work in a curated exhibition at the Collyer Bristow Gallery, a bespoke space in central London. One artist will be selected by Emma Dexter, director of visual arts at the British Council, to receive the new Collyer Bristow award […]

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Wonga looks to Slaughters for advice on FCA deal

What a week it’s been for payday loans company Wonga, which has once again locked horns with the Financial Conduct Authority. It’s the second time in less than four months that the pair have clashed, following the revelation that Wonga sent out debt collection letters from fake law firms earlier this year. This time round, […]

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